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Spellbound Reviews

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May 4, 2005
One of the director's most laughably dated films.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 2, 2001
A syrupy serving of Freudian analysis that looks tempting but tastes of too much superego, id, and subconscious jive to be taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 21, 2015
...a rare misfire within Hitch's otherwise solid body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2002
an incessantly talky film, with every significant action being explained in long-winded speeches about guilt and repression
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2012
I don't agree with her much, but Pauline Kael was right about this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2004
Second-tier Hitchcock, notable mainly for Salvador Dali's hallucinogenic landscapes.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
February 13, 2009
It has a lot of great stuff, not least of which is the odd dream sequence, designed by none other than Salvador Dali.
October 9, 2002
Spellbound lands as one of Hitchcock's classics but it's far from his best work.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2002
It sounds utterly schematic, but this top-notch production redeems the majority of the clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2012
Made in an age when master shots often became a standard scene style, Hitchcock shows some real thought behind his composition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 16, 2012
It may not be first-rank Hitchcock, but even second-tier Hitchcock is better than what most other directors produce.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 22, 2002
once again Hitchcock's camera is the star of the film, elevating its status
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
All in all, Spellbound is more than solid, although still overrated psychological thriller. Its true importance lies not in its quality, but in the roads Hitchcock paved for future filmmakers in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 22, 2006
Uneven film, with fascinating dream images.
July 23, 2003
For fans of Hitchcock, it will be obvious that this isn't one of his best, but, as always, the atmosphere of suspense and mystery that he creates makes the film worth seeing.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
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